English Schools’ Cross Country Championships
Temple Newsam Park, Leeds Saturday 17th March 2018
Congratulations, to all of the athletes who represented County Durham at the English Schools’ Championships in Leeds. Despite the appalling weather conditions, the Durham results were our best for years!
Junior Girls 10th, Inter Girls 7th, and the Senior Girls 16th. Group C Girls 1st.
Junior Boys 7th, Inter Boys 36th, and the Senior Boys 29th. Group C Boys 5th.
A special mention to India Pentland (Barnard Castle School), who finished 5th in the Inter Girls and earned her International vest. She will represent England at the Home Countries International/SIAB Cross Country Championships, in Nottingham, on Saturday 24th March 2018. To view all of the photographs from the 2018 English schools’ Cross-Country Championships, Please click the photo below.
India Pentland (145) 5th in the Intermediate Girls race.
The 58th Boys and 50th Girls New Balance English Schools’ Cross Country Championship is to take place at Temple Newsam Park on Saturday 17th March 2018.
Wet weather parking
Updated 15th March The fields allocated for public parking are way too wet to use, so the public will now use the area shown designated for coaches. Coaches will need to drop off their teams and will then be turned around and sent to a coach parking area at Elland Road Football Stadium at the South side of Leeds, many miles away.
Athletes WILL NOT HAVE access to team coaches during the afternoon.
Team managers should obtain the mobile phone number of their coach driver so that they can inform them of when the team needs to be picked up. There will inevitably be delays and traffic jams.
Updated 15th March It is now inevitable that athletes will get muddy. Coach drivers really don’t appreciate their shiny new coaches getting mucky, so please ensure that you bring enough plastic bags to safely wrap up your muddy kit before you try to get back on your team coach.
Temple Newsam Park, Leeds – Saturday 17th March 2018
The 58th Boys and 50th Girls New Balance English Schools’ Cross Country Championship is to take place atTemple Newsam Park on Saturday 17th March 2018.The park is situated South East of Leeds and is just a few minutes from Junction 46 on the M1.
Temple Newsam is one of the great historic estates in England. Set within over 1500 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century, it is a magnificent Tudor‐Jacobean mansion.
Famous as the birthplace of Lord Darnley and home to the Ingram family for over 300 years, the mansion houses rich collections of works of art. The garden is renowned for its Rhododendron and Azalea walk and features the National Plant Collections of Delphinium, Phlox and Aster novi‐belgii. Europe’s largest working Rare Breeds Farm, with over 400 animals, is set within the original estate Home Farm.
We are extremely grateful to Leeds City Council for allowing us to use this wonderful setting. You can view the park’s extensive interactive website here.
|Google Earth: simply search for Temple Newsam.Click the map to find directions from your home to the park,
enter postcode LS15 0AE as the destination (that is ZERO AE, not oh AE).Travel directions are shown on the right here.
Note that the route a Satnav will display will be closed.
Reserved parking space will allocated as close to the finish as possible. You need to reserve your space before the event. Blue badge holders who wish to apply for a car park pass should email Paul Allison (email@example.com) Please provide your car registration number and email address and a pass with be emailed.
Public Parking – There will be a parking charge of £8 per car, which will include an event programme. Please ensure that you have the correct money available to help speed entry to the parking area.
Ground Conditions – As you may be aware, Leeds has had a whole load of snow in the last few weeks which has made the the ground conditions on the course very wet and soggy. As at Monday 12th March the going is very heavy in places, and it is recommended that longer spikes be used, perhaps 12-15mm.
It is likely that it will not be possible for teams to walk the course to inspect it prior to the races. We will have to try and preserve course conditions. We’ll update this information if it changes in the next few days.
Wet Weather Parking – If the fields allocated for public parking are too wet, the public will use the area designated for coaches. In this case, the coaches will be sent away and won’t return until the end of the event.
Athletes must not rely on having access to team coaches during the afternoon.
Muddy kit – It is quite possible that athletes will get muddy. Coach drivers really don’t appreciate their shiny new coaches getting mucky, so please ensure that you bring enough plastic bags to safely wrap up your muddy kit before you try to get back on your team coach.
Presentations – It is envisaged that the Team Race presentations will take place during the afternoons races. There will be announcements made to keep you aware of the times of the Team Race presentations.
Championship notes for the start of each race –
1. Competitors should assemble in the marquee behind the start area in plenty of time before their race.
2. Competitors will be allowed into the start area 5 minutes before the beginning of each race.
3. A warning will be given 3 minutes before each race. At this time, competitors should assemble behind their start pen.
4. With 1 minute to go competitors will be instructed to move into their start pen and line up in race order by the Start Stewards.
5. Competitors should listen carefully to any last moment instructions given by the Starter.
6. The start will be by gun.
7. Numbers must be securely pinned on the front of the County vest. Any mutilation or folding of these numbers may lead to disqualification.
Anti-Doping – All ESAA competitions are subject to the strict anti-doping policies of British Athletics and IAAF. Further information can be found on the ESAA anti-doping page.
Health & Safety – Athletes are advised that Health & Safety regulations recommend that you should examine the course for potential hazards before competing.
The course will be checked by the organisers and a risk assessment conducted. A final inspection will be made on the morning of the event and any issues arising will be addressed then.
The course is on mixed-use land which may be grazed by farm animals. As a matter of normal daily life, we advise that athletes and spectators check that they are up to date with anti-tetanus injections – don’t forget that you need a booster jab every 10 years.
Any competitor who has concerns about a safety aspect on the course should bring it to the attention of the organisers immediately. If the issue cannot be resolved satisfactorily, the competitor will be advised not to participate in the event.
Photographs and Videos – Photographs of ESAA events might be published in the athletics press, local media, and on this website. All ESAA photographs are taken in accordance with the guidelines relating to photos in schools published by the Information Commissioner with regard to the Data Protection Act 1998.
Photographs and videos can be taken by the public from public areas for personal use only. They may not be published in any form (including on personal or club websites) without written permission from the ESAA.
Most ESAA competitions are held on private land and are therefore deemed to be ‘not public’ areas. All ESAA events are SCHOOL events and are therefore covered by regulations governing what can and can’t be done in schools. One important point therefore is that you are not allowed to take photographs of school activities for commercial publication without specific written permission from event organisers. This is no different to the fact that one cannot simply walk onto a school playing field and start taking and publishing photos – most parents, and the Information Commissioner, would strongly agree that school activities should not be published unless publication is under strict control.
Photographers at ESAA events wishing to publish photos in the media or in any other form (eg. internet websites), or wishing to use them for anything other than personal use must be officially registered and accredited by the ESAA, and register the use to which photos will be put, and to obtain permission for that use. Permission WILL be retrospectively withdrawn if anyone is found to be in breach of the uses which they registered with us, and under such circumstances, the offender will be required to delete all images they hold from our events.
This therefore precludes operators who simply turn up, make videos, then publish them with associated advertising which is outside of our control. No one has permission to do this unless they have written consent from the ESAA.
We are aware that some people register themselves as press photographers then publish complete videos of our events online, and even make their broadcasts available for sale.This is very specifically not allowed. In effect, they are broadcasting companies making television programmes without our permission. It doesn’t matter how they publish their content, whether by television over the air or via the internet, or via DVD. The fact they broadcast our event content to the world makes them broadcasters.
To be an accreditted broadcaster for the ESAA, they need to be properly established companies, properly registered and regulated by the broadcasting authorities, and they need to be properly registered with the Information Commissioner. Also, in order to sell their content they need to have been given written permission to sell what is our copyright, and pay the necessary royalties due to us. They also need to comply with the UK Distance Selling Regulations in order to take payments from the public. There is also the very important fact that under the rules of UK athletics, televised athletics events in the UK need to be authorised by the UK Governing Body. The ESAA operates under these rules.
A list of officially accredited photographers will be published on this website shortly after the event along with their contact details.
It is not possible to prevent photographs of any particular individual from appearing in the media. If this is a problem for you, you are advised not to take part in the event. If any parent wishes a particular picture of their child appearing on this website to be removed please contact us and we will do our best to resolve any problem.
The following athletes have selected to represent County Durham in the 2018 English Schools’ Cross Country Championships. If you have been selected please click here for your letter.Nationals details & drugs form 2018.
|JG||1||Emily Chong||Hermitage||Durham Central||Confirmed||Paid|
|JG||2||Tess Graham||St John’s||South West Durham||Confirmed||Paid|
|JG||3||Katie Francis||Lord Lawson||Gateshead||Confirmed||Paid|
|JG||4||Amy Leonard||St Roberts||West Wearside||Confirmed||Paid|
|JG||5||Lucy Scothern||St Roberts||West Wearside||Confirmed||Paid|
|JG||6||Erin Keeler-Clarke||Durham Johnston||Durham Central||Confirmed||Paid|
|JG||7||Cecilia Reid||St Thomas More||Gateshead||Confirmed||Paid|
|JG||8||Scarlett Newby||St Leonards||Durham Central||Confirmed||Paid|
|IG||1||India Pentland||Barnard Castle||South West Durham||Confirmed||Paid|
|IG||3||Lydia James||Oxclose||West Wearside||Confirmed||Paid|
|IG||4||Anna Pigford||Hermitage||Durham Central||Confirmed||Paid|
|IG||5||Rebecca Wren||St Thomas More||Gateshead||Confirmed||Paid|
|IG||7||Eva Hardie||Park View||West Wearside||Confirmed||Paid|
|IG||8||Sophie Robson||St Wilfrid’s RC||South Tyneside||Confirmed||Paid|
|SG||2||Sarah Knight||St Anthony’s||Wearside||Confirmed||Paid|
|SG||3||Hannah Short||St.Bedes Lanchester||Derwentside||Confirmed||Paid|
|SG||4||Eve Quinn||St Roberts||West Wearside||Confirmed||Paid|
|SG||5||Stella Jones||Queen Elizabeth||Darlington||Confirmed||Paid|
|SG||6||Laura Kirkham||Queen Elizabeth||Darlington||Confirmed||Paid|
|SG||7||Lisa Thornley||St Thomas More||Gateshead||Confirmed||Paid|
|SG||8||Amy Jack||Durham Sixth Form C||Durham||Confirmed|
|JB||1||David Race||Oxclose||West Wearside||Confirmed||Paid|
|JB||2||Christopher Perkins||Parkview||West Wearside||Confirmed||Paid|
|JB||4||Charlie Phillips||Durham Johnston||Durham Central||Confirmed||Paid|
|JB||6||Joshua Wraith||Bishop Barrington||South West Durham||Confirmed||Paid|
|JB||7||Chris Coulson||Park View||West Wearside||Confirmed||Paid|
|JB||8||Duncan Hughes||St.Bedes Lanchester||Derwentside||Confirmed||Paid|
|IB||1||Henry Johnson||Houghton Kepier||West Wearside||Confirmed||Paid|
|IB||2||Sam Gibson||Durham Johnston||Durham Central||Confirmed||Paid|
|IB||3||Will Bellamy||Houghton Kepier||West Wearside||Confirmed||Paid|
|IB||4||Cameron Thomas||St John’s||South West Durham||Confirmed||Paid|
|IB||5||Jamie Barnshaw||Whitburn||South Tyneside||Confirmed||Paid|
|IB||8||Joshua Davis||Venerable Bede||Wearside||Confirmed|
|SB||1||Cameron Allan||Framwellgate||Durham Central||Confirmed||Paid|
|SB||2||Luke Pickering||St Leonards||Durham Central||Confirmed||Paid|
|SB||4||Michael Wade||St Leonards||Durham Central||Confirmed||Paid|
|SB||5||Matthew Phillips||St Roberts||West Wearside||Confirmed||Paid|
|SB||6||Sean Mackie||St Aidan’s||Wearside||Confirmed||Paid|
|SB||7||Joe Pomfret||Whitburn||South Tyneside||Confirmed||Paid|
|SB||8||Jonny Langley||Durham Johnston||Durham Central||Confirmed||Paid|
On behalf of all of the Durham County Schools’ Cross-Country Team Managers, I would like to thank all of the athletes who represented Durham in the ES XC this weekend. They were a pleasure to take away and were a credit to their parents, coaches, schools, clubs and of course the county. Well done everyone!
To view photographs of the championships please click https://www.flickr.com/photos/hannafordeducation/albums/72157678237203463
Full Results are as follows: